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South Dakota tribes received $101M for trust fund settlements
Four South Dakota tribes have settled their trust fund lawsuits for a total of $101.4 million, The Mitchell Daily Republic reports. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe received $48.9 million, the...

Little Shell Chippewa Tribe renews bid for federal recognition
The Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana will be focusing once again on federal recognition, the new chairman said. The tribe was denied federal recognition by the Bureau...

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes consider per cap vote
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana might vote on distributing the remainder of a $150 million trust fund settlement on a per capita basis. In September, the tribe...

KCUR: Chester Nez, Navajo Code Talker, earns overdue degree
"For the past several years, the numbers of nontraditional college students have been increasing. But this past Monday, as part of its Veteran’s Day observance, the University of Kansas awarded...

Law Article: Ruling supports tribal court system in New Mexico
" Federal and state laws have consistently upheld tribal jurisdiction in a variety of cases concerning Indian self-government within Indian country. Tribal jurisdiction is especially important in New Mexico, since...

TechCrunch: Google adds Cherokee language support in gmail
"Google just announced that it has added Cherokee as Gmail’s 57th supported language. While Google has continuously expanded its language support for Gmail and its other services, this marks the...

Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native American Heritage Month history
"The Bureau of Indian Affairs website chronicles the history leading up to the establishment of Native American Heritage Month, connecting it to the early 1900’s and the efforts of Dr....

Sunny Clifford: Connecting with Lakota language and heritage
"You know you come from a nation of oppression when a month has to be dedicated to your heritage. It’s the only way the rest of the country will remember...

NYT Blog: Hopi Tribe lodges new lawsuit to protect sacred site
"Weeks before the snow guns at the Arizona Snowbowl ski area are set to begin blowing artificial snow made from sewage effluent — a focus of a 10-year legal battle...

First Nations oppose decision to allow generic version of drug
First Nations are opposing a decision that allows a generic version of OxyContin despite their concerns about prescription drug abuse. The patent on OxyContin, a powerful painkiller, expires December 28....

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